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Ronda Rousey vs. Raquel Rodriguez, KO Show segment set for WWE SmackDown

Rousey and Rodriguez will meet in a non-title match.
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WWE has made a pair of new announcements for tonight's episode of SmackDown.

SmackDown Women's Champion Ronda Rousey will face Raquel Rodriguez in a non-title match on SmackDown tonight. Also set for the episode is a KO Show segment with Raw star Kevin Owens.

This will be the second match between Rousey and Rodriguez within a two-week period. Earlier this month, Rodriguez answered a SmackDown Women's Championship open challenge that was issued by Rousey. Rousey won the match when she reversed Rodriguez's Chingona Bomb into a pin.

Rousey and Rodriguez shook hands after their match.

On last week's SmackDown, Rodriguez defeated Shotzi.

Owens is currently involved in a storyline with Ezekiel on Raw and is attempting to prove that Ezekiel is actually Elias. Owens vs. Ezekiel is set for WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on Sunday, June 5.

"Kevin Owens has been on a crusade to uncover the truth about Ezekiel with his frustrations boiling over to the point of locking horns with Elias' younger brother at Hell in a Cell," WWE wrote.

"Tonight, 'The KO Show' rolls into SmackDown as the outspoken Superstar looks to air his grievances and convince a new audience to join his personal vendetta. Who will be the special guest on tonight’s edition of 'The KO Show,' and what fireworks are set to erupt on the always explosive talk show?"

Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas is hosting SmackDown tonight. Here's the updated lineup:

  • Sheamus, Ridge Holland & Butch vs. Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & a mystery partner
  • Non-title match: SmackDown Women's Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Raquel Rodriguez
  • The KO Show with Kevin Owens